SR 155 Widening (I-75 South to SR 81)


GDOT Project #:0007856
Type: Widening
Project Length: 1.61 miles
Affected Counties: Henry
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 40
Estimated Cost (excluding ROW): $49,910,000
Right-of-Way Funds (in PI #621340): $7,600,000


GDOT is widening State Route 155 between I-75 South and State Route 81 (locally known as Macon Street). This project will widen the road from 2 to 4 lanes to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes as well as to alleviate congestion along the corridor. If you have affected property along SR 155 from I-75 South to SR 81, you need to be informed and prepared when GDOT makes you an initial offer.

The project includes installing a roundabout intended to reduce accidents and congestion. It will also add two Reduced Crossing U-turn Intersections (RCUTs) which are intended to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes. The bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks will be replaced or raised to provide additional clearance for larger trains, and there will be improved connectivity and safety of sidewalks.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

Bridge work and roundabouts can require a lot more land than you think. The government possesses the power to take your business or residential property for projects that serve the public good through eminent domain. They may even take “temporary” easements that last indefinitely. However, the Constitution requires that the government offer you fair (but not full) compensation for your property.

The problem is that GDOT, like most consumers, wishes to acquire property for the lowest price possible. This means the initial offer will likely be too low and may not fully account for your property’s true worth. There may also be additional factors that GDOT has not taken into consideration such as relocation expenses. We can fight for you to receive maximum compensation.

Contact us online or call us at 1-888-974-2441 if you believe your property may be affected by GDOT’s plans.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

For this project, GDOT has set aside an estimated $7,600,000 in right-of-way acquisition funding for 2024. We encourage you to consult with our experienced eminent domain attorneys before accepting an offer from GDOT for your land. We can examine the offer, and we often discover a great deal more value in your property.

The initial offer is completely yours and we don’t touch it. We only take a fee if we’re able to get you more money on top of the government’s initial offer.2

On average, we’ve increased our clients’ initial offer amounts by 3x.1

We also advance the costs of fighting your case, including hiring land appraisers, engineers, and other professionals when needed to help you obtain a more accurate valuation for your land than what the government’s initial offer will likely reflect. With no hourly fees to worry about, you’ll have the benefits of legal representation immediately without any additional cost.

Project Maps

SR 155 Widening Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Preliminary Engineering – 2016
Right of Way – 2024
Utilities – 2027
Construction – 2027

Affected Parcels

An estimated 40 parcels of property will be affected by the SR 155 widening project in Henry County. Reach out even if you’re unsure if your property will be affected. The case evaluation is completely free and there is no obligation to hire us afterwards.

Call 1-888-391-1339 or contact us online today to see how we can help you fight for more compensation from your eminent domain land taking.

Get a free case
evaluation today.

There are only a handful of attorneys in GA who practice eminent domain exclusively. And even fewer with DOT experience. That’s why it’s always worth it to get a free case evaluation.

Here’s how it works:

1) Tell us about your situation.

2) We research your property as needed, using DOT maps, our own technology, and experience to see the exact effects.

3) We let you know what we think a fair offer would be. This evaluation is free, and there’s no
pressure or obligation to hire us after.

But please don’t wait to act. Waiting can hurt your case, and the cost is the same: free.

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